Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Carson and Tahirah!

Carson birthday is on the 18th of March and Tahirah's is on the 17th (don't ask me why I like to have babies in March) I decided we had to get this birthday stuff done earlier in the month not because I would EVER have a baby before my due date but I knew the closer it came the more I was not going to want to do it. I had given both Carson and Tahirah the choice to either go out on a date with Mom and Dad or have a friend party. Carson choose the date and Tahirah choose the party.
We took Carson out to eat and then to the Clark Planetarium last Saturday. We saw "Under the Sea" in 3D. It was so much fun! Carson is VERY much into sea life and therefore really enjoyed it. He told us that that was the "Best Day Ever"! Well, that apparently changed when I started preparing for Tahirah's party. I felt bad for him because I know he would of really enjoyed a friend party too. But I knew he was only feeling this way because his birthday thing was over and done with and Tahirah was enjoying hers NOW.
Tahirah wanted a princess party so I sent out invites with the background of a scroll with this typed up on them:

Hear Ye, Hear Ye,
By order of the Queen:
Princess (girl's name) is cordially invited to the Van Orman Castle
to celebrate Princess Tahirah's 4th birthday!!!
The royal celebration will begin at three o'clock in the afternoon
on the sixth day of March two thousand and nine.
The Queen has asked that you come dressed in your most royal attire.
Have your carriage arrive for you at five o'clock in the afternoon
when the celebration will commence.
Please RSVP Queen Alisha at 840-4927
if you plan to attend this royal gala...
The castle needs to plan for your arrival.
This is one magical celebration any princess would not want to miss!

She invited 6 girls and they were all able to come. It was a lot of fun to have them come dressed up as princesses. We started out by painting every one's nails and putting glitter and strawberry lotion on them. While they were waiting for their turn to have their nails painted they decorated a tierra with stickers. After everyone had their nails painted they were given their princess accessories which included a necklace, bracelets, a lip gloss ring and a wand along with their tierra they had decorated. I had them stand in front of a backdrop and take pictures and then we all sat down to have our tea party. Tahirah then opened her presents and we then played two games. There was the princess in the pea game where a green bouncy ball was hidden under one of four pillows and the girls had to figure out which one it was under by laying on them. Then we played Wicked Queen freeze tag. Someone was the Wicked Queen and whenever she touched a princess they had to freeze where they were at. As soon as they had frozen all the princesses someone else became the Wicked Queen. I think the girl's had a lot of fun. I know Tahirah did. And although I was REALLY not looking forward to putting on a party two weeks before my due date it actually wasn't too bad (my niece came and helped me...THANK YOU CHYANNE!) and it was worth it to see the smile it put on Tahirah's face!

I still have one more party to go. We are having a family party for both Carson and Tahirah this Sunday. I'm not as worried about it because Dayv will actually be home for that one. My mom called yesterday to let me know she will not be able to make it because she is sick. So, no cute cake at this party (Dayv didn't get one either). Guess the kids will have to make due with a generic store bought one because I'm certainly not making one. Carson is pretty bummed about it. Both Carson and Tahirah really look forward to their cakes. In fact they tell my mom what they want her to do months before their birthday...too cute!


Amanda and Ross said...

What a wonderful birthday party! The pictures are so cute! And I think that is terrific to let them choose a party or a date with mom and dad. How fun!

Christy said...

Alisha, it was fun to see the pictures of Tahirah's party and to read about what you did in more detail. Good job, mom! Tahirah will always remember this fun party with her cute friends.

Becky Wertz said...

Trust me the other girls had fun too!! Sydney has talked about it all night and has already used all her lipgloss ring lol. She loved to be a princess!